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W. A. Boucher was born on November 1! 1889 in St. "ouis! Sas#atchewan an$ $ie$
on %une &! 1976. 'e was a (etis )olitician! *armer an$ merchant. 'e was the son o*
%ean Ba)tiste Boucher (b. 1861) an$ (arie "ouise Bremner!.the $au+hter o* William
Bremner an$ (arie 'o+ue. %ean Ba)tiste was an active *i+hter $urin+ the 188,
-esistance. Boucher was then a $e)ut. lan$s o**icer *rom 1888 to 189,.
'is )aternal +ran$)arents were %ean Ba)tiste Boucher (b. 18&6) an$ /aroline
"es)erance. 'is brother in law was Sas#atchewan "iberal ("A Arthur %ules (arion.
W. A. Boucher was electe$ to the 'ouse o* /ommons as a member o* the "iberal
)art. in 1908 to re)resent the ri$in+ o* -osthern a*ter the resi+nation o* Walter A$am
1uc#er on %une 8! 1908 an$ a b.-election ne2t 3ctober ,. 'e won the election o* 1909.
'e $i$ not run *or re-election in 19,&.
4n 19,7! Boucher was a))ointe$ to the /ana$ian Senate on the a$vice o* 5rime
(inister "ouis St. "aurent an$ serve$ until his $eath in 1976. 6urin+ his tenure in the
Senate! he was a member o* numerous Senate /ommittees.
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